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The State of Black America

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Chaka Khan sang, “Tell me somethin’ good.”  The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, State of Black America, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” contains a lot of great information, but it will only prove to be “good” if we use it to build a solid and long lasting economic base.  The 236-page report is full of statistics and insights Black people need to kn ...

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Chicago’s “Neighborhood Heroes” Take A Bow During Black History Month

CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2014) – Diane Latiker, a mother of eight and grandmother to 13, began her outreach by opening her home as a safe haven to kids on the block. Her compassion to help a few has created an award-winning non-profit organization, “Kids off the Block,” dedicated to providing more than 1,500 young people positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system. Tod ...

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“Women of Power” Networking Breakfast

Keynote Speaker Rashada Whitehead, President & CEO – Flowers Communications Group Chicago, IL (November 22, 2013): As Chicago ushers in the winter holidays, professionals from around the city and diverse industries will gather together on “#Giving Tuesday” for Dress for Success Worldwide – Central’s 3rd annual fundraising event: Women of Power networking breakfast being held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 ...

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Millions of Americans Will Soon be Able to Access Their FICO Credit Scores For Free

Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier FICO scores are used by nearly every major lender to assess the creditworthiness of credit card and loan applicants. But these scores are mostly invisible to consumers, unless you go to FICO’s website and sign up for a subscription of $14.95 per month—a service you need to cancel within 10 days if you don’t want to be charged anything. That’s going to chan ...

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About That Car

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Hyundai Elantra makes you ask is the glass half empty or half full. For the road test, we had the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE. The car had not one option, thus the price was a very affordable $20,615. And to answer the question posed earlier, the glass is half full – well actually it is full. The only downside of the car; it was nowhere near as fast as it looked. There ...

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Xfinity Tv Customers Can Now Stream Up To 35 Live Tv Channels On-The-Go With Xfinity Tv Go App

October 29, 2013 – This week Comcast will launch a major update to its Xfinity TV Player App, now called Xfinity TV Go.  The new Xfinity TV Go app will enable customers to watch up to 35 television channels over the Internet on their Apple and Android-powered mobile devices. Coupled with the ability to stream more than 25,000 On Demand choices and download thousands of hit movies and TV shows to watch offli ...

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Health Insurance Website Stumbles on Launch

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last week, President Barack Obama said what many people who visited healthcare.gov to browse and buy affordable health insurance already knew: The website, tied so heavily to the success of the Affordable Care Act, wasn’t working properly. “And there’s no sugarcoating it,” said President Obama during a speech on the Affordable Care Act on Oc ...

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A Misguided Big Mac Attack

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago.  Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the Bible calls slothfulness. Salgado is a 26-year-old cashier at ...

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Republican Antics Discourage Talented Workers

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I keep hoping that I can stop writing about the federal government shutdown/lockout.  Hopefully, when you read this, it will all be over. But even when it’s over, it won’t be over. Case in point: I have a friend who works for the federal government.  What she and many of her colleagues are wondering, in addition to when the shutdown/lockout will end, is whether there wil ...

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The Light Café is not Your Average Café

By: Jazmyne Walker Restaurant WCW Staff Writer In a familiar west side area of Chicago, The Light Café peacefully sits at 4015 W. Harrison Ave.  The Light Café opened in 2011 and, since then, has been known to serve more than just pastries and coffee.  They serve breakfast and lunch with a side of inspiration for the community, by the community. “We are more than a restaurant [but] a ray of hope in the comm ...

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